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Sexuality as illustrated in the Kama Sutra
.Human sexuality is how people experience the erotic and express themselves as sexual beings.^ How is human sexuality studied?
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^ Human sexuality is how people experience the erotic and express themselves as sexual beings.
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^ That perspective enriches our understanding of human sexuality, because it encourages us to examine a wide range of human sexual experience across cultures and over the evolutionary history of our species.
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[1] .Frequently driven by the desire for sexual pleasure, human sexuality has biological, physical, and emotional aspects.^ Frequently driven by the desire for sexual pleasure, human sexuality has biological ...
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^ It is clear that human sexual desire is not only for reproduction but also for pleasure.

^ Human sexuality has many aspects; biological, physical, emotoinal and others.
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.Biologically, it refers to the reproductive mechanism as well as the basic biological drive that exists in all species and can encompass sexual intercourse and sexual contact in all its forms.^ Biologically, sexuality refers to the reproductive mechanism as well as the basic biological drive that exists in all species and can encompass sexual intercourse and sexual contact in all its forms.
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^ All forms of sexual harassment, incest, child molestation, and rape violate the value of mishap t.
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^ Affirmed “strong opposition to all forms of verbal harassment or assault of persons because of their sexual orientation.” .
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.Emotional aspects deal with the intense emotions relating to sexual acts and associated social bonds.^ Emotional aspects deal with the intense emotions relating to sexual acts...
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^ It is not sexual expression that is to be restrained, but the "instinctive emotion of jealousy that corrupts our relations with one another (p.
  • Sex and Politics: Bertrand Russell and �Human Sexuality� 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.religion-online.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Because sex is an emotional as well as physical act, our study of human sexuality will often create unexpected reactions from students.
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.Physical issues around sexuality range from purely medical considerations to concerns about the physiological or even psychological and sociological aspects of sexual behaviour.^ Conversely, the coverage of some psychological and sociological aspects of sexuality has been expanded.
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^ A premier book offering definitive help for the male homosexual who wishes to change and reviewing in the process the developmental, physiological, social-psychological, familial, interpersonal, and gender-identity aspects of his sexual orientation.
  • CMDA | Statement on Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.cmda.org [Source type: Academic]

^ We will apply this broad perspective to consider the genetic, physiological, psychological, social, and cultural dimensions of human sexuality.
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.The term can also cover cultural, political, legal and philosophical aspects.^ Physiological, moral, ethical, cultural, and political aspects determine what type of sexual behavior is acceptable or unacceptable in certain cultures.
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^ Prevalence Testing Research and Treatment Psychosocial Aspects of AIDS Treatment Groups Other Issues of Economics and of Public Policy AIDS and Politics Legal and Ethical Issues A Cross-Cultural View AIDS and the Future .
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.It may also refer to issues of morality, ethics, theology, spirituality or religion and how they relate to all things sexual.^ Biologically, sexuality refers to the reproductive mechanism as well as the basic biological drive that exists in all species and can encompass sexual intercourse and sexual contact in all its forms.
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^ Such love permeates all aspects of the marriage from spiritual through sexual and holds nothing back from the desire to be for the other to the benefit of the other.
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^ And so Maimonides writes, “No prohibition in all of the Torah is as difficult to keep as that of forbidden sexual relations.” .
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Recent studies on human sexuality have highlighted that sexual aspects are of major importance in building up personal identity and in the social evolution of individuals:[2]
.Human sexuality is not simply imposed by instinct or stereotypical conducts, as it happens in animals, but it is influenced both by superior mental activity and by social, cultural, educational, and normative characteristics of those places where the subjects grow up and their personality develops.^ The subject of human sexuality is a captivating and a controversial subject.
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^ Sexual conduct: The social origins of human sexuality .

^ Thus, the appropriate application of affirmative therapeutic interventions for those who seek SOCE involves therapist acceptance, support, and understanding of clients and the facilitation of clients’ active coping, social support, and identity exploration and development, without imposing a specific sexual orientation identity outcome."

.Consequently, the analysis of sexual sphere must be based on the convergence of several lines of development such as affectivity, emotions, and relations.^ It is not sexual expression that is to be restrained, but the "instinctive emotion of jealousy that corrupts our relations with one another (p.
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^ When such early sexual imprinting takes place, it must be non-verbal.
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^ Ability to discuss issues relating to sexuality from an accurate and broad information base.
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Deleuze and Guattari, in their 1972 Anti-Oedipus, discuss how sexuality is a powerful force that invests all social activities:[3]
.Familialism maintains that sexuality operates only in the family [...] the truth is that sexuality is everywhere: the way a bureaucrat fondles his records, a judge administers justice, a business causes money to circulate; the way the burgeoisie fucks the proletariat; and so on.^ In the past, even when the family did not provide specific sexual education, the general culture was permeated by respect for fundamental values and hence served to protect and maintain them.
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^ The Church’s vision of human sexuality in marriage is a great truth entrusted to us by God as reflected in the way he created us.
  • Human Sexuality, Marriage and Same-Sex Unions | Pennsylvania Catholic Conference 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.pacatholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is certainly a mistake for Russell to assume that only the "patriarchial family" is at issue, as there are certainly other ways of conceiving familial organization.
  • Sex and Politics: Bertrand Russell and �Human Sexuality� 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.religion-online.org [Source type: Original source]

.And there is no need to resort to metaphors, any more than for the libido to go by way of metamorphoses.^ There is no better way.
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^ Across all three levels of requestor attractiveness, men were more likely to go out, go to their apartment and go to bed with them than were women.

^ We go out of our way, for example, to make ourselves look more attractive and desirable to the other person than we really are, and we go to great lengths to conceal our defects.
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Hitler gave the fascists a hard-on. .Flags, nations, armies, banks give a lot of people hard-ons.^ To all Christians priests, laity, married people or celibates the words of the Apostle of the Nations apply: "God's chosen ones, holy and beloved" ( Colossians 3:12).
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The prehistoric Willendorf Venus
.Art and artifacts from past eras help to portray human sexuality of the time.^ Originally designed for foster parents, Teaching Human Sexuality offers an excellent, age-appropriate program to help all parents and caregivers teach the multi-varied aspects of human sexuality.
  • Teaching Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.cos.edu [Source type: General]

^ Medical students do not face issues in human sexuality for the first time in their human sexuality block, offered during the first or second year.
  • CMDA | Statement on Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.cmda.org [Source type: Academic]

^ At the same time, precisely because it is such a primal aspect of human existence, human sexuality also contains with it the potential for destructive behavior.
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[1]

Contents

Biology and physiology

Successful pregnancy
.The biological aspects of human sexuality deal with human reproduction and the physical means with which to carry it out.^ Human sexuality has many aspects; biological, physical, emotoinal and others.
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^ Scope: Human Sexuality: historical, cross-cultural, biological, psychological, socio-cultural, legal and ethical perspectives; research methods, sexual anatomy, arousal and response, sexual communication, reproduction, sexual orientation, dysfunctions, sexuality-transmitted diseases, and sexual ethics.
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^ Biologically, sexuality refers to the reproductive mechanism as well as the basic biological drive that exists in all species and can encompass sexual intercourse and sexual contact in all its forms.
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.They also deal with the influence of biological factors on other aspects of sexuality, such as organic and neurological responses,[4] heredity, hormonal issues, gender issues and sexual dysfunction.^ I. Psychological factors mutually influence each other.
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^ Human sexuality has many aspects; biological, physical, emotoinal and others.
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^ Conservatives from all religions tend to agree with each other: that only opposite-gender sexual behavior is moral, and then only between a man and a woman who are married to each other.

[1]

Benefits

.Apart from the possibility of its resulting in successful pregnancy and childbirth, sex has a wide range of health benefits including relief from stress, more immunity through increased immunoglobulin A, reduced risk of heart attack and of prostate cancer, and sounder sleep.^ Since the push in sex education for the proper use of condoms and other modes of birth control teenage sexual activity and teenage pregnancy have increased a whopping 400% .
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^ Sex differences and their relevance to human health can be examined through the use of cross-species comparisons.
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^ When she leans against a wall, planting her feet as widely apart as possible, and you enter the cave between her thighs, eager for lovemaking, it is Sammukha ( Face-to-face ).

[5]

Risks

A rolled up male condom
.Human intercourse can however also result in sexually transmitted diseases such as those arising from HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and HPV.^ Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) 11.
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^ Sexually transmitted diseases in the AIDS era.
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^ Sexually Transmitted Diseases 11.
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.For this reason, some people require potential sex partners to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases before engaging in sex.^ McIlhaney JS. Sexually-transmitted disease, sexual activity and sex education.
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^ Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) 11.
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^ Sexually Transmitted Diseases 11.
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[6]
Intercourse can also lead to unwanted pregnancy. .This can be avoided by the use of birth control measures such as condoms, spermicides, hormonal contraception, and sterilization.^ James WH. Further evidence that mammalian sex ratios at birth are partially controlled by parental hormone levels around the time of conception.
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^ Since the push in sex education for the proper use of condoms and other modes of birth control teenage sexual activity and teenage pregnancy have increased a whopping 400% .
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^ Information regarding birth control and contraception are less likely to become pregnant.
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[7]

Sociocultural aspects

Women's lib demonstration, 1970
.Human sexuality can also be understood as part of the social life of humans, governed by implied rules of behavior and the status quo.^ Social regulation of sexual behavior.
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^ On human sexuality: part 1 .
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^ Consideration of reproductive anatomy and physiology; sexually transmitted diseases; sexual attitudes and behaviors throughout the life cycle; contraception; social issues related to sexuality; sexual dysfunctions; and communication in intimate relationships.
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.This focus narrows the view to groups within a society.^ The question is therefore not whether minorities should be heard (as they should be), but whether any minority within society considers the impact of their views or acts upon the majority and themselves in that order.

[1] .The sociocultural aspect examines influences on and from social norms, including the effects of politics and the mass media.^ In social norms involving politics, mass media also plays a large role in the development of sexual behavior and acceptance in society.
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^ These changes in social roles will have wide-ranging effects, including, for example, variations in interpretations of harmful stimuli and responses to injury, as discussed below.
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^ Lewis Thomas (Thomas, 1971; Thomas, 1980) either have examined or have commented on aspects of human chemical communication and its likely effects.

.Such movements can help to bring about massive changes in the social norm — examples include the sexual revolution and the rise of feminism.^ A premier book offering definitive help for the male homosexual who wishes to change and reviewing in the process the developmental, physiological, social-psychological, familial, interpersonal, and gender-identity aspects of his sexual orientation.
  • CMDA | Statement on Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.cmda.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Urged passage of the social statement on sexuality as well as the recommendations on ministry policies ; voted to require a two-thirds vote for such changes.
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^ But nevertheless we cannot possibly allow those who commit such abominations, and who wilfully form homosexual and lesbian movements, to dictate the social direction of human sexuality in the world or, most especially, in the Church.
  • BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY - Divine Revelation & Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.rapidnet.com [Source type: Original source]

[8][9]
.The link between constructed sex meanings and racial ideologies has been studied.^ Obviously, the modern world, by which I mean since the late 1940s, has brought great revolutions in the relationships between the sexes.
  • Social Basis of Human Sexual Behavior 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.wsu.edu:8080 [Source type: Original source]

^ In the study of sex differences, synergy is needed between and among basic scientists, epidemiologists, social scientists, and clinical researchers.
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^ In the one study comparing time of day, scores on a mental rotation task did not differ between the sexes early in the day, but was significant later in the day [76].
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.Sexual meanings are constructed to maintain racial-ethnic-national boundaries, by denigration of "others" and regulation of sexual behavior within the group.^ To increase awareness and appreciation of different views concerning sexuality in relation to one's gender, age, sexual orientation, and religious, racial and/or ethnic background.
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^ The topics included in this course includes other range of sexual behaviors such as paraphilias, group sex, trans--sexualism, sex and disability, sexual crimes, sexual abuse and prevention and evolutionary perspectives in human sexuality, etc.

^ Some suggest behavioral strategies to improve sexual technique 25 without clarification of what it really means.
  • Primary Psychiatry: Depression, Antidepressants, and Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.primarypsychiatry.com [Source type: Academic]

"Both adherence to and deviation from such approved behaviors, define and reinforce racial, ethnic, and nationalist regimes."[10][11]
.The age and manner in which children are informed of issues of sexuality is a matter of sex education.^ Since the push in sex education for the proper use of condoms and other modes of birth control teenage sexual activity and teenage pregnancy have increased a whopping 400% .
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^ Sometimes monogamy is right even for poly folk Sex, Sexuality & Family Issues Marriage Sex & Sexuality Orgies Pregnancy and STDs Long term relationships .
  • Human Sexuality: Polyamory: Multiple Loving, Caring Relationships 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.humantruth.info [Source type: Original source]

^ McIlhaney JS. Sexually-transmitted disease, sexual activity and sex education.
  • CMDA | Statement on Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.cmda.org [Source type: Academic]

.The school systems in almost all developed countries have some form of sex education but the nature of the issues covered varies widely.^ Public schools have a mandate to educate all.
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^ And reliable forms of contraception (backed up by safe abortions achieved by drugs rather than surgery) will permit sex to be almost complete separated from reproduction.
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^ More specifically, the chapter covers sex differences in physical development, during infancy, play patterns, social development, and parenting influences, all from the perspective of sexual selection.
  • MALE, FEMALE; THE EVOLUTION OF HUMAN SEX DIFFERENCES by DAVID C. GEARY 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC human-nature.com [Source type: Academic]

.In some countries (such as Australia and much of Europe) "age-appropriate" sex education often begins in pre-school, whereas other countries leave sex education to the pre-teenage and teenage years.^ Since the push in sex education for the proper use of condoms and other modes of birth control teenage sexual activity and teenage pregnancy have increased a whopping 400% .
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^ Such biases and the tendency to per- ceive one sex (classically, males), race, age group, or other subpopulation to be the norm can portray differences displayed by others as "deviant" (Institute of Medicine, 1994~.
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^ They were aged between 18 and 70 years old; they were white, black, Asian, eastern European; most were employed and many were ­educated beyond school level.

[12] .Sex education covers a range of topics, including the physical, mental, and social aspects of sexual behavior.^ Responsible for many reflex-based behaviors including aspects of sexual response .
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^ Since the push in sex education for the proper use of condoms and other modes of birth control teenage sexual activity and teenage pregnancy have increased a whopping 400% .
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^ More specifically, the chapter covers sex differences in physical development, during infancy, play patterns, social development, and parenting influences, all from the perspective of sexual selection.
  • MALE, FEMALE; THE EVOLUTION OF HUMAN SEX DIFFERENCES by DAVID C. GEARY 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC human-nature.com [Source type: Academic]

Psychological aspects

Sigmund Freud with daughter Anna
.Sexuality in humans generates profound emotional and psychological responses.^ Psychological perspectives on human sexuality.

^ D. Psychological processes during sexual response .

^ Psychological perspectives on human sexuality (pp.

.Some theorists identify sexuality as the central source of human personality.^ Premarital sexual activity constitutes a fundamental disruption of the truth of the human person as a spiritual creature created for union with God now and eternally.
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^ The word "homosexuality" is used to identify both a) a condition or tendency/inclination of sexual attraction to persons of the same sex and b) the phenomenon of performing sexual acts with persons of the same sex.
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^ Critical to the understanding of human sexuality (as of the human person in his or her totality) is the understanding of creation as a whole and, as a consequence, the truth about God.
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[13]
.Psychological studies of sexuality focus on psychological influences that affect sexual behavior and experiences.^ Alternative approaches to the study of sexual behavior .

^ Irresponsible sexual behavior, in the Buddhist religion, may cause harm to others, bring unwanted children into the world, and affect other people's emotional and psychological peace and security.
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^ In similar studies, total T and E levels may not correlate closely with social influences on behavior because they are too far removed from social-environmental influences on GnRH pulsatility.

[1] .Early psychological analyses were carried out by Sigmund Freud, who believed in a psychoanalytic approach.^ These freedoms are constantly in danger, therefore we urge election of persons to public office at all levels of government who believe in these principles and who are answerable only to God and the constituency that elected them when carrying out a public trust.
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^ "Older workers who get a jolt of cash out of the blue are more likely to cash in on early retirement… .

He also conjectured the concepts of erogenous zones, psychosexual development, and the Oedipus complex, among others.[14]
.Behavior theorists such as John B. Watson and B. F. Skinner examine the actions and consequences and their ramifications.^ Those who do so bring upon themselves the consequences of such actions.
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.These theorists would, for example, study a child who is punished for sexual exploration and see if they grow up to associate negative feelings with sex in general.^ "The study also suggests that a more egalitarian woman in any country is less likely than a less egalitarian woman to set up home with a man because, everything else being equal, most men would choose a woman who they can rely on to do housework and look after the children.

^ In order to rule out current hormonal environment as the causative factor in these studies, we would need to know the cognitive profile of men who had only recently experienced androgen deficiency.
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^ The sudden rise in individuals suffering from HIV and AIDS served as a wake-up call to many around the world and brought about information and marketing they cautioned safe sex and the benefits of limited sexual partners.
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[15] .Social-learning theorists use similar concepts, but focus on cognitive activity and modeling.^ Sexual Morality and the Concept of Using Another Person,” in Thomas Mappes and Jane Zembaty, eds., Social Ethics , 4th edition.
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^ A similar link may be found between olfaction and GnRH receptor activity in the hippocampus, a brain structure involved in learning, memory, and behavior.

^ Males have a tendency to specialize - to construct intensely detailed cognitive models of, and direct intense attention at, a particular narrow field of activity.
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.Gender identity is a person's own sense of identification as female, male, both, neither, or somewhere in between.^ Reiner W. The genesis of male gender identity.
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^ That said, any person, male or female, will with some frequency encounter circumstances in which these contraints influence or dictate perception, cogitation, and action.
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^ The only universal genetic difference between a male human and a female human is that the male has an additional chromosome, ``Y'', and it is by far the smallest of all.
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.The social construction of gender has been discussed by a wide variety of scholars, Judith Butler notable among them.^ These changes in social roles will have wide-ranging effects, including, for example, variations in interpretations of harmful stimuli and responses to injury, as discussed below.
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^ Committee members raised a wide variety of concerns during the committee discussions.
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Recent contributions consider the influence of feminist theory and courtship research.[16][17]

Fertility

.Both women and men have hormonal cycles determining when a woman can achieve pregnancy and when a man is most virile.^ The intimacy and depth of the union itself requires this for both the man and the woman.
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^ The latter are raised as girls, and most of them are heterosexually oriented and marry men, though their interest in infants is lower than is the case in unaffected women [see 5 for review].
  • Understanding the Human Brain 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.sfu.ca [Source type: Academic]

^ Both the man and the woman must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
  • The Biblical Design for Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.godandscience.org [Source type: Original source]

.The female cycle is approximately 28 days long, but the male cycle is variable.^ Male and female hormone cycles.
  • http://www.pitt.edu/%7Efrieze/humsexsyllb.htm 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.pitt.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Despite the wide variations in serum testosterone levels in mature male and female mice, these levels were generally much higher than those measured in their wild-type counterparts at 90 days ( 3 ).
  • Expression and Regulation of Human Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin Transgenes in Mice during Development -- Jänne et al. 140 (9): 4166 -- Endocrinology 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC endo.endojournals.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Males and females are produced in approximately equal numbers in most species with separate sexes regardless of the mechanism of sex determination.
  • Human sex ratio at birth in South West Nigeria Azeez MA, Akinboro A, Bakare AA - Indian J Hum Genet 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.ijhg.com [Source type: Academic]

[18][19]

Menstrual cycle

.Although women can become pregnant at any time during their menstrual cycle, peak fertility usually occurs two days before and two days after the ovulation date[20].^ LH suppression occurs from day 8 of the pill cycle when women take monophasic oral contraceptives compared to day 13 when women take triphasic oral contraceptives.

^ Before and during this period, physiological changes occur that are detectable by the male.
  • Social Basis of Human Sexual Behavior 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.wsu.edu:8080 [Source type: Original source]

^ Saucier DM, Kimura D. Intrapersonal motor but not extrapersonal targeting skill is enhanced during the midluteal phase of the menstrual cycle.
  • NEL, Sex Hormones Influence Human Cognitive Pattern 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.nel.edu [Source type: Academic]

Female fertility

.The average age of the first menstruation or menarche in the United States is about 12.5 years.^ Woodson Pet it-Frere, a physical therapist from New York, had come to Haiti for the first time in 24 years to visit his parents, who split their time between Haiti and the United States.

^ From 1900 through about 1940, Americans who lived to age 65 had a life expectancy of another 11 or 12 years, regardless of sex.
  • Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health: Does Sex Matter? 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC search.nap.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The U.S. government estimates that approximately 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year; about 14,500-17,500 of them into the United States.

[21]
.Women's fertility peaks around the age of 19-24, and can start to decline after 30. With a rise in women postponing pregnancy,[22] this can create an infertility problem.^ Now, there is an increased problem on this Earth with women being infertile because they have become "allergic" to their husbands sperm, and kill the sperm as a result.
  • Issues of Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.luisprada.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the shbg 4-a mice, SHBG mRNA increased in abundance at 30 days of age and did not reach peak levels until at least 60 days of age.
  • Expression and Regulation of Human Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin Transgenes in Mice during Development -- Jänne et al. 140 (9): 4166 -- Endocrinology 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC endo.endojournals.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Human Euphoria Cologne blends real human pheromones with essential oils to create an aura of sexual chemistry around you that will drawn women in!

Of women trying to get pregnant, without using fertility drugs or in vitro fertilization:
.
  • At age 30, 75% will get pregnant within one year, and 91% within four years.
  • At age 35, 66% will get pregnant within one year, and 84% within four years.
  • At age 40, 44% will get pregnant within one year, and 64% within four years.^ In the male mice, the serum testosterone levels decreased to very low levels after birth and remained low until the animals were 30 days of age, after which they fluctuated considerably from 35 nmol/liter to 1.75 µmol/liter.
    • Expression and Regulation of Human Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin Transgenes in Mice during Development -- Jänne et al. 140 (9): 4166 -- Endocrinology 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC endo.endojournals.org [Source type: Academic]

    [23]

Male fertility and age

.Erectile dysfunction increases with age,[24] but fertility does not decline in men as sharply as it does in women.^ Sexual Relationship Men's Sexual Health - Erectile Dysfunction Erectile dysfunction can affect anyone, but is most common in men 60 and over.
  • Sexual Relationship - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 25 September 2009 4:33 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Another cultural phenom that's growing-younger men and middle age women.
  • Charlie Rose - Charlie Rose Science Series: Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.charlierose.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ STDs have increased in teenagers at an alarming rate with gonorrhoea alone in teenage girls increasing by 400% and the incidence of STDs second only to that of girls in the 20-24 year old age bracket.
  • C2 � Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.mts.net [Source type: Original source]

.There have been examples of males being fertile at 94 years old.^ Currently, life expectancy at birth is greater for females than males by ~6 years, but once old age has been attained, it becomes 2 to 3 years (Table 3-3~.
  • Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health: Does Sex Matter? 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC search.nap.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Effects of Menopause on Women's Health After the fertile years in women there is a 5- to 10-year period of menopause-related alterations in hormone patterns, terminating in the sharp decline in female hormone levels.
  • Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health: Does Sex Matter? 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC search.nap.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ In Amsterdam, he met a Czech woman who was forced into prostitution after being told she'd never see her 2-year-old daughter again if she didn't cooperate.

[24] .However, evidence suggests that increased male age is associated with a decline in semen volume, sperm motility, and sperm morphology.^ However, not many studies addressing sexual dysfunction associated with this antidepressant have been published and those published suggest rates between 40% and 50%.
  • Primary Psychiatry: Depression, Antidepressants, and Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.primarypsychiatry.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Evidence from literature suggests that adding sildenafil, tadalafil, or bupropion may be useful in some sexual dysfunction associated with antidepressants.
  • Primary Psychiatry: Depression, Antidepressants, and Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.primarypsychiatry.com [Source type: Academic]

^ However, as the new, more tolerable antidepressants were developed, interest in sexual dysfunction associated with antidepressants gradually increased.
  • Primary Psychiatry: Depression, Antidepressants, and Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.primarypsychiatry.com [Source type: Academic]

[25] .Sperm count declines with age, with men aged 50–80 years producing sperm at an average rate of 75% compared with men aged 20–50 years.^ Male offspring had higher rates of obesity at age 19 years, but maternal malnutrition during early gestation was associated with a higher prevalence of obesity in 50-year-old women (Ravelli et al., 1999~.
  • Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health: Does Sex Matter? 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC search.nap.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ STDs have increased in teenagers at an alarming rate with gonorrhoea alone in teenage girls increasing by 400% and the incidence of STDs second only to that of girls in the 20-24 year old age bracket.
  • C2 � Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.mts.net [Source type: Original source]

^ In 1995, the Uganda Ministry of Health reported that H.I.V. rates among urban pregnant girls between the ages of 15 and 19 had fallen by about 50 percent during the early 1990's, and rates declined greatly in other groups, too.
  • The Fidelity Fix 25 September 2009 4:33 UTC www.ph.ucla.edu [Source type: Original source]

Sexual behavior

.Human sexual behavior, driven by the desire for pleasure, encompasses the search for a partner or partners, interactions between individuals, physical, emotional intimacy, and sexual contact which may lead to foreplay, masturbation and ultimately orgasm.^ This may include sexual partners.
  • Human Sexuality: Polyamory: Multiple Loving, Caring Relationships 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.humantruth.info [Source type: Original source]

^ It is clear that human sexual desire is not only for reproduction but also for pleasure.

^ Ultimately, it is on this that any controversy over human sexuality hinges.
  • BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY - Divine Revelation & Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.rapidnet.com [Source type: Original source]

[26]

Attraction

.Sexual attraction is a response to another person, that depends on a combination of the person possessing the traits and also on the criteria of the person experiencing the attraction.^ Sexual relationships everywhere are motivated by a combination of physical attraction, emotional rapport and financial calculation.
  • The Fidelity Fix 25 September 2009 4:33 UTC www.ph.ucla.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ And when one person sexually desires another, the other person’s body, his or her lips, thighs, toes, and buttocks are desired as the arousing parts they are, distinct from the person.
  • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ "Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex.
  • HUMAN SEXUALITY 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.vatican.va [Source type: Original source]

.Sexual attraction can be heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual etc and there are even individuals who are asexual and have no sexual attraction to others.^ Like you, there is no other.

^ There is no hiding who you are attracted to, you won't hear the typical "You were looking at her!"
  • Human Sexuality: Polyamory: Multiple Loving, Caring Relationships 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.humantruth.info [Source type: Original source]

^ Despite this, their reproductive performance is normal, and there is no obvious phenotypic abnormalities even in animals homozygous for the transgenes.
  • Human Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin Gene Expression in Transgenic Mice -- Jänne et al. 12 (1): 123 -- Molecular Endocrinology 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC mend.endojournals.org [Source type: Academic]

.Sexual attraction may depend on the physical quality, including both looks and movements, of a person but can also be influenced by voice or smell as well as by individual preferences resulting from a variety of genetic, psychological, and cultural factors.^ I. Psychological factors mutually influence each other.
  • Human Sexuality Notes 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC members.cox.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Countertransference exists when "a physician with personal psychological problems may personalize the patient's transference reaction, and be unable to resist the strong reciprocal feelings of attraction."
  • Proessay :: Term paper / research paper writing service - physician-patient sexual relationship 25 September 2009 4:33 UTC www.proessay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This yeast may well show up in the mouth, hers or his depending on the activity.
  • Issues of Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.luisprada.com [Source type: Original source]

.Though attempts have been made to devise objective criteria, a person's sexual attractiveness is to a large extent a subjective measure dependent on another person's interest, perception and sexual orientation as well as on mutual attraction.^ It is safe to say that participation in sexual activity ought not to be physically forced upon one person by another.
  • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ I believe that people who truly respect each other will not do things that endanger another's body, irrespective of sexual orientation.
  • Issues of Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.luisprada.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When unique sexual bonding in particular relationships replaces responding to our imprinted sex-scripts, we find that our sexual interest, arousal, and orgasms are focused on particular persons.
  • SEXOLOGY---Synopsis of THE SEX-SCRIPT HYPOTHESIS---by James Park 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.tc.umn.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Interpersonal attraction includes factors such as physical or psychological similarity, familiarity, similarity, complementarity, reciprocal liking, and reinforcement.^ Such non-physical attributes include a woman's mind, accomplishments, and prospects.
  • Social Basis of Human Sexual Behavior 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.wsu.edu:8080 [Source type: Original source]

^ Such factors include intelligence, wit and imagination.
  • Social Basis of Human Sexual Behavior 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.wsu.edu:8080 [Source type: Original source]

^ Further, as shown above, the diseases, psychological and physical, that result from such activities such activities are not within the design plan of the Creator of God.
  • C2 � Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.mts.net [Source type: Original source]

[27]
.Women are believed to be more generally attracted to men who are slightly taller and who have a relatively narrow waist and broad shoulders.^ Women were attracted to men who shared their religious beliefs.
  • Social Basis of Human Sexual Behavior 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.wsu.edu:8080 [Source type: Original source]

^ "Men were attracted to women who shared their sexual attitudes.
  • Social Basis of Human Sexual Behavior 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.wsu.edu:8080 [Source type: Original source]

^ That is, the men's formula attracts women, and the women's formula attracts men.

.Men may be attracted by women who are slightly shorter, have a youthful appearance and exhibit features such as a symmetrical face, full breasts, full lips, and a low waist-hip ratio.^ "Men were attracted to women who shared their sexual attitudes.
  • Social Basis of Human Sexual Behavior 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.wsu.edu:8080 [Source type: Original source]

^ Women were attracted to men who shared their religious beliefs.
  • Social Basis of Human Sexual Behavior 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.wsu.edu:8080 [Source type: Original source]

^ That is, the men's formula attracts women, and the women's formula attracts men.

[28][29]

Creating a partnership

Eugene de Blaas: Flirtation
Several stages are involved here. .Depending on the individuals concerned and the society in which they live, they may extend over a considerable period or may be completed quite quickly.^ Peter says that wives ought to submit to their husbands so that they "may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives."
  • The Biblical Design for Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.godandscience.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These persons are called to fulfil God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition".
  • HUMAN SEXUALITY 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.vatican.va [Source type: Original source]

^ Psychologists are aware of their professional and scientific responsibilities to the community and the society in which they work and live.
  • APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct 25 September 2009 4:33 UTC www.apa.org [Source type: Academic]

They can consist of one or more of the following:
.
  • Flirting: the manner in which an individual gains the attention of another in order to encourage romance or sexual relations by means of body language, conversation, joking or brief physical contact.^ The findings in this area "rel[y] extensively on empirical research relating to sexual contact between psychotherapists and patients as a justification."
    • Proessay :: Term paper / research paper writing service - physician-patient sexual relationship 25 September 2009 4:33 UTC www.proessay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I believe that people who truly respect each other will not do things that endanger another's body, irrespective of sexual orientation.
    • Issues of Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.luisprada.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Vision is second only to touch for sexual arousal and is related to importance of physical attractiveness.
    • Human Sexuality Notes 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC members.cox.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [30]
  • .
  • Seduction: the process of one person deliberately enticing another to engage in some sort of human sexual behavior.^ Sexual activity between two persons might be harmful to one or both participants, and a moral paternalist or perfectionist would claim that it is wrong for one person to harm another person, or for the latter to allow the former to engage in this harmful behavior, even when both persons provide free and informed consent to their joint activity.
    • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sexual Morality and the Concept of Using Another Person,” in Thomas Mappes and Jane Zembaty, eds., Social Ethics , 4th edition.
    • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To this married love, and to this love alone, belongs sexual giving, "realized in a truly human way only if it is an integral part of the love by which a man and a woman commit themselves totally to one another until death".
    • HUMAN SEXUALITY 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.vatican.va [Source type: Original source]

    [31] It can have both positive and negative connotations.
  • Dating: the process of arranging meetings or outings with a potential partner with a view to investigating or enhancing their suitability for an intimate partnership.
Creating a partnership

Alternative practices

Woman in bondage
.Many people derive sexual pleasure from a variety of alternative practices ranging from fetishism to BDSM.^ Many areas of medical practice deal with issues involving sexual practice, e.g.
  • CMDA | Statement on Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.cmda.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Exploitation includes forcing people into prostitution or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.

^ IV. Many people believe myths about sexuality, which reduce communication.
  • Human Sexuality Notes 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC members.cox.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • BDSM: a compound acronym covering bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism.[32] .The parties involved usually experience pleasure through a spectrum of alternative sexual activities.^ If “sexual activity” is logically dependent on “sexual pleasure,” if sexual pleasure is thereby the criterion of sexual activity itself, then sexual pleasure cannot be the gauge of the nonmoral quality of sexual activities.
    • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A handshake is normally not a sexual act, and usually does not yield sexual pleasure; but two lovers caressing each other’s fingers is both a sexual act and produces sexual pleasure for them.
    • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sexual activity involves pleasing the self and the other at the same time, and these exchanges of pleasure generate both gratitude and affection, which in turn are bound to deepen human relationships and make them more emotionally substantial.
    • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .Often consensual power exchange (one person dominating and the other submitting) can occur.^ I doubt there is one reader of this message that has not either had a personal issue or experienced the discomfort of others in your life around sexual abuses, and misunderstandings, often resulting from a lack of knowledge.
    • Issues of Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.luisprada.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And when one person sexually desires another, the other person’s body, his or her lips, thighs, toes, and buttocks are desired as the arousing parts they are, distinct from the person.
    • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There will be no progress in setting up proper relationships with one person if at the same time there are no proper relationships with other people.
    • HUMAN SEXUALITY 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.vatican.va [Source type: Original source]

    .These practices can include spanking, bondage, role playing, role reversals, and raising endorphins through the use of whips, floggers and other implements.
  • Fetishism can take many forms ranging from the desire for certain body parts, for example large breasts, armpits or foot worship.^ An account of what is natural in human sexual desire and activity is part of a philosophical account of human nature in general, what we might call philosophical anthropology, which is a rather large undertaking.
    • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Perfumes and other good smells perhaps play the role of pheromones in humans.

    ^ We call the Church to take the leadership role in bringing together these disciplines to address this most complex issue.
    • Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC archives.umc.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The object of desire can often be shoes, boots, lingerie, clothing, leather or rubber items.

Sex and religion

.Most religions address the question of a "proper" role for sexuality in human interactions.^ Most studies simply address the question of how elderly individuals differ from younger individuals, with little attention paid to how the differences might develop over time.
  • Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health: Does Sex Matter? 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC search.nap.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ We call the Church to take the leadership role in bringing together these disciplines to address this most complex issue.
  • Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC archives.umc.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If Mappes’s free and informed consent criterion of the morality of sexual activity is correct, we would still have to address several difficult questions.
  • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Different religions have different codes of sexual morality, which regulate sexual activity or assign normative values to certain sexually charged actions or thoughts.^ It is another thing to wonder, nonetheless, about the emotional or psychological connections between the moral quality of sexual activity and its nonmoral quality.
  • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Regarding the bodily activities that both lead to procreation and produce sexual pleasure, it is their procreative potential that is singularly significant and bestows value on these activities; seeking pleasure is an impediment to morally virtuous sexuality, and is something that should not be undertaken deliberately or for its own sake.
  • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Normative philosophy of sexuality investigates what contribution is made to the good or virtuous life by sexuality, and tries to determine what moral obligations we have to refrain from performing certain sexual acts and what moral permissions we have to engage in others.
  • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Some cultures discriminate against sexual contact outside of marriage although it is widely practiced.^ In this aberration husband and wife openly consented to the other having sexual experiences outside of their marriage so long as the real love was for the one within marriage.
  • C2 � Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.mts.net [Source type: Original source]

^ As the healing power of Gods forgiveness is required to release the sexual sinner so, in each of the above circumstances, the person has to understand that the practice of sexuality outside of Gods Will is a violation of that which is rightfully Gods Temple and needs the healing power of Almighty God.
  • C2 � Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.mts.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Islam has emphasized gender identity while rejecting all forms of discrimination against the woman on the basis of her sexuality.

.Extramarital sexual activity is strictly forbidden by Islamic and Jewish law.^ At this point in the argument, defenders of the view that sexual activity is justifiable only in marriage commonly appeal to Natural Law to rule out homosexual marriage.
  • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ But we are forbidden, by Gray’s proposed analysis, from saying that they engage in nonmorally bad sexual activity, for on his view they have not engaged in any sexual activity at all.
  • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

Christianity

.In Christianity, there are wide ranging views on what constitutes acceptable standards of sexual conduct from today's Christian denominations.^ Boundaries serve to put the public and the physician on notice as to what constitutes acceptable professional conduct in the practice of medicine.
  • Proessay :: Term paper / research paper writing service - physician-patient sexual relationship 25 September 2009 4:33 UTC www.proessay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For college students, the most acceptable standard for sexual activity is " sex with affection " (p.
  • Human Sexuality Notes 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC members.cox.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There also is a wide body of anecdotal evidence supporting crossspecies comparisons with innate differences in human sexual behaviors and with conditioned pheromonallyinduced differences in human sexual behaviors.

Virtually all modern Christians agree that extramarital affairs are clearly forbidden by the Bible. .However, there are increasingly differing views on the interpretation of Bible passages dealing with the acceptability of homosexuality, divorce and remarriage, and premarital sex.^ There was also no sex difference in the serum levels of human SHBG in a separate line ( shbg 4-b) of mice carrying a 4.3-kb human shbg transgene (data not shown).
  • Expression and Regulation of Human Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin Transgenes in Mice during Development -- Jänne et al. 140 (9): 4166 -- Endocrinology 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC endo.endojournals.org [Source type: Academic]

^ It is remarkable, however, that there is no clear correlation between serum SHBG and testosterone concentrations in different animals, and this is most obvious when different lines of mice are compared.
  • Human Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin Gene Expression in Transgenic Mice -- Jänne et al. 12 (1): 123 -- Molecular Endocrinology 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC mend.endojournals.org [Source type: Academic]

^ However, we cannot deny that there are some special problems associated with repenting from homosexuality.
  • BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY - Divine Revelation & Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.rapidnet.com [Source type: Original source]

Islam

.Most forms of sexual contact within a marriage are allowed.^ Within marriage, both husbands and wives are to provide for their partner's sexual needs and not withhold themselves from the other, in order to reduce temptation.
  • The Biblical Design for Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.godandscience.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Bible actually encourages married couples to enjoy their sexual relationships within marriage.
  • The Biblical Design for Human Sexuality 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.godandscience.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sexual contact is considered "the most extreme form of boundary violation" due to its potentially devastating impact on patients.
  • Proessay :: Term paper / research paper writing service - physician-patient sexual relationship 25 September 2009 4:33 UTC www.proessay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Sex is considered a pleasurable, even spiritual activity, and a duty.^ He asserts that “any activity might become a sexual activity” if sexual pleasure is derived from it, and “no activity is a sexual activity unless sexual pleasure is derived from it” (“Sex and Sexual Perversion,” p.
  • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ We can also evaluate sexual activity (again, either a particular occurrence of a sexual act or a specific type of sexual activity) nonmorally : nonmorally “good” sex is sexual activity that provides pleasure to the participants or is physically or emotionally satisfying, while nonmorally “bad” sex is unexciting, tedious, boring, unenjoyable, or even unpleasant.
  • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Conceptual Analysis Sexual Activity vs. Having Sex” Sexual Activity and Sexual Pleasure Sexual Activity Without Pleasure References and Further Reading 1.
  • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

.At least one hadith explicitly states that for a married couple to have sex is a good deed rewarded by God.^ Sex is a gift to be enjoyed by married couples.
  • Is Good Sex a Basic Human Need? | Twanna A. Hines @ FUNKYBROWNCHICK.com | sex. dating. relationships. 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC funkybrownchick.com [Source type: General]

^ A sexual act might be morally bad yet nonmorally good: one spouse in that couple, married for ten years, commits adultery with another married person and finds their sexual activity to be extraordinarily satisfying.
  • Philosophy of Sexuality [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Moreover, they must be mature persons, of a good moral reputation, faithful to their own Christian state of life, married or single, laity, religious or priests.
  • HUMAN SEXUALITY 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.vatican.va [Source type: Original source]

.Another hadith suggests that a man should not leave the proverbial bed until the woman is satisfied, a reference many say points to orgasm.^ Critics have suggested that this is ­unfair, that a man can’t possibly know whether a woman is being exploited.

^ If a man and woman talk to one another they must be serious, jidiyyat al takhatub (33:32) and not engage in frivolous talk that could lead to temptation.

^ To this married love, and to this love alone, belongs sexual giving, "realized in a truly human way only if it is an integral part of the love by which a man and a woman commit themselves totally to one another until death".
  • HUMAN SEXUALITY 18 January 2010 0:16 UTC www.vatican.va [Source type: Original source]

.Adultery warrants severe punishment.^ The severe punishment for adultery, hadd al zina, (24:2-3) is a social or public deterrent in cases of flagrant violation of the law.

[33] Pre-marital sex is also considered sinful, albeit less severe. .All shari'a laws regulating sexual conduct apply to both men and women equally, apart from those concerning menstruation.^ The law has regulations for proper conduct of sexual relations.

^ Men who sexually harass women.

^ When men and women are together the natural sexual attractiveness could lead them into temptation.

Same-sex intercourse officially carries the death penalty in several Muslim nations.[34][35]

Judaism

.In traditional Judaism, sex and reproduction are the holiest of acts, permitting one to imitate God, "The Creator". There are, however, many boundaries and guidelines.^ If they are committed intentionally, according to one’s will, they deliberately disrupt the natural order of the world as created by God and which God commanded to be respected.
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^ So there is a deliberate and complementary contrast in our gender-gifts from God, ensuring that men and women recognise a completion and fulfilment in their relationship with one another.
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^ Sexual intercourse with lower animals (bestiality), sexual activity with members of one’s own sex (homosexuality), and masturbation, for Aquinas, are unnatural sexual acts and are immoral exactly for that reason.
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Within the boundaries, there are virtually no outright strictures. .Judaism forbids sexual relations outside of heterosexual marriage, maintains biblical strictures on relations within marriage including observance of Niddah, a prohibition on relations for a period including the menstrual period, and Tzniut, requirements of modest dress and behavior.^ However, sexual relations were intended to be enjoyed within the bounds of marriage.
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^ The New Testament confirms that sexual relations within a marriage is not sinful.
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^ The sexual relation in marriage is wider that coitus.

.According to Judaism, sex is a mitzvah (Gift from God) and should be explored and cherished.^ Parents should stress that Christians are called to live the gift of sexuality according to the plan of God who is Love, i.e., in the context of marriage or of consecrated virginity and also celibacy.
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^ Christian parents should "educate the children for life in such a way that each one may fully perform his or her role according to the vocation received from God ".
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^ Such diversity, linked to the complementarity of the two sexes, allows thorough response to the design of God according to the vocation to which each one is called".
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Sexual activity and orientations

Sexual pleasure

.Sexual pleasure is pleasure derived from any kind of sexual activity.^ If “sexual activity” is logically dependent on “sexual pleasure,” if sexual pleasure is thereby the criterion of sexual activity itself, then sexual pleasure cannot be the gauge of the nonmoral quality of sexual activities.
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^ Those engaged in sexual activity make themselves willingly into objects for each other merely for the sake of sexual pleasure.
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^ That is, this analysis of “sexual activity” in terms of “sexual pleasure” conflates what it is for an act to be a sexual activity with what it is for an act to be a nonmorally good sexual activity.
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.Though orgasm is generally known, sexual pleasure includes erotic pleasure during foreplay, and pleasure due to fetish or BDSM.^ During puberty, the psychological and emotional development of boys can make them vulnerable to erotic fantasies and they may be tempted to try sexual experiences.
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^ Undergarment fetishism is a sexual perversion, and not merely, say, a “fabric” perversion, because it involves sexual pleasure.
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Heterosexuality

.Heterosexuality involves individuals of opposite sexes.^ It is my opinion that the personae of same sex partners reflects the heterosexual orientation and thus mimics the basis of attraction therein namely the attraction of opposites .

[38]
.Different-sex sexual practices are limited by laws in many places.^ Segovia, S., & Guillamon, A. (1993) Sexual dimorphism in the vomeronasal pathway and sex differences in reproductive behaviors.

^ Segovia and Guillamon (1993) found evidence of sexual dimorphism in the vomeronasal pathway of rats, which correlated with sex differences in reproductive behaviors (e.g., lordosis and maternal behavior).

^ Thus, this sex difference in the neonatal LH and T response may tentatively be attributed to the action of maternal pheromones on sexually differentiated olfactory and GnRH neuronal systems.

.In some countries, mostly those where religion has a strong influence on social policy, marriage laws serve the purpose of encouraging people to have sex only within marriage.^ This method of inclusion is used in particular by those who promote sex instruction within the perspective of birth control or in countries where the government does not respect the rights of parents in this field.
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^ Not only do some of Bowe’s subjects technically receive a wage, many are even employed — indirectly, through sub-contractors — by the country’s most prominent companies.

^ The door to this was closed by the law by declaring degrees of relatives who are not marriageable (4:23) and with whom close social intercourse is allowed within the family.

.Sodomy laws were seen as discouraging same-sex sexual practices, but may affect opposite-sex sexual practices.^ I am not being dramatic (for me) in once again referring to the detail of the sexual act wherein the lie of same sex relations is exposed in its physical manifestation.

^ Therefore, parents who are alone will have to act with great sensitivity when speaking with a child of the opposite sex, and they may choose to entrust communicating the most intimate details to a trustworthy person of the same sex as the child.
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^ "Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex.
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.Laws also ban adults from committing sexual abuse, committing sexual acts with anyone under an age of consent, performing sexual activities in public, and engaging in sexual activities for money (prostitution).^ Prostitution is the exchange of sexual favors for money.

^ Texas: States may not prohibit private homosexual activity between consenting adults .” .
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^ Corinthians 7:27-35 ) If anyone thinks he is acting improperly toward the virgin he is engaged to, and if she is getting along in years and he feels he ought to marry, he should do as he wants.
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.Though these laws cover both same-sex and opposite-sex sexual activities, they may differ in regard to punishment, and may be more frequently (or exclusively) enforced on those who engage in same-sex sexual activities.^ This strategy may be useful for patients with a low frequency of sexual activity.
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^ Sexual Activity vs. Having Sex” .
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^ People who regularly engage in sex often do so without fully comprehending the emotional and psychological consequences which are sure to follow.
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.Different-sex sexual practices may be monogamous, serially monogamous, or polyamorous, and, depending on the definition of sexual practice, abstinent or autoerotic (including masturbation).^ Given the sex difference in the timing of gonadarche, there may well be sex differ- ences in the developmental timing of behaviors subserved by the frontal lobe (including planning and judgment), although probably not in the ultimate levels of those behaviors at maturity.
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^ Thus, this sex difference in the neonatal LH and T response may tentatively be attributed to the action of maternal pheromones on sexually differentiated olfactory and GnRH neuronal systems.

^ A neonatal sex difference in gonadotropin and steroid hormone secretion may be important in the development of human sexuality for the reason that follows.

.Different religious and political movements have tried to influence or control changes in sexual practices including courting and marriage, though in most countries changes occur at a slow rate.^ They may also include the same criteria that women apply to men, including money, status, religious or political affiliation, and power.
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^ As follicle depletion occurs in the ovaries, the rate of ovarian hormone production slows.
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^ Sexual dysfunction associated with MAOIs does not reach > 40% in most studies, 30 with moclobemide-associated sexual dysfunction occurring least frequently (eg, 3.9% 18 ).
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Homosexuality

.Homosexuality (from Greek homo = same) involves individuals of the same sex.^ All human individuals whether they have an XX, an XY, or an atypi- cal sex chromosome combination begin development from the same starting point.
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^ "Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex.
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Gay men
.People with a homosexual orientation can express their sexuality in a variety of ways, and may or may not express it in their behaviors.^ The third caveat is that sexual dysfunction in depressed and non-depressed people may have more than one cause.
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^ Evaluate the meanings, identities, characteristics, and sexual behaviors that comprise the range of sexual orientation.

^ HPG axis (effects on the HPA axis notwithstanding), or--more specifically--on E receptors, and on both behavior and sexual orientation.

[42] .Some have sexual relationships predominately with people of their own gender identity, another gender, bisexual relationships or they can be celibate.^ Psychologists are sensitive to real and ascribed differences in power between themselves and others, and they do not exploit or mislead other people during or after professional relationships.
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^ Sexual Identity and Gender Identity Glossary Trans 101 6/16 – Relationships and Love.
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^ So there is a deliberate and complementary contrast in our gender-gifts from God, ensuring that men and women recognise a completion and fulfilment in their relationship with one another.
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[42] .Research indicates that many lesbians and gay men want, and succeed in having, committed and durable relationships.^ Technorati Tags: Abstinence , committed relationships , dating , education , funky brown chick , funkybrownchick , Maslow's hierarchy of needs , needs , sex , Twanna A. Hines , wants .
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^ Many men seemed to want a real relationship with a woman and were disappointed when this didn’t develop: “It’s just a sex act, no emotion.

.For example, survey data indicate that between 40% and 60% of gay men and between 45% and 80% of lesbians are currently involved in a romantic relationship.^ Lifestyle Differences between Gay Males and Lesbians .

^ Schiavi, R.C., SchreinerEngel, P., White, D., & Mandeli, J. (1991) The relationship between pituitarygonadal function and sexual behavior in healthy aging men.

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.It is possible for a person whose sexual identity is mainly heterosexual to engage in sexual acts with people of the same sex.^ Regarding same sex relations, the change can only start with a prayer acknowledging and accepting BEFORE GOD how we perceive ourselves to be in our sexuality.

^ Sexual intercourse with lower animals (bestiality), sexual activity with members of one’s own sex (homosexuality), and masturbation, for Aquinas, are unnatural sexual acts and are immoral exactly for that reason.
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^ Therefore, parents who are alone will have to act with great sensitivity when speaking with a child of the opposite sex, and they may choose to entrust communicating the most intimate details to a trustworthy person of the same sex as the child.
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.For example, mutual masturbation in the context of what may be considered normal heterosexual teen development.^ There is no reason to assume that natural sexual acts are in general more safe than unnatural sexual acts; for example, unprotected heterosexual intercourse is likely more dangerous, in several ways, than mutual homosexual masturbation.
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.Gay, lesbian, and bisexual people who pretend to be heterosexual are often referred to as being closeted, hiding their sexuality in "the closet". "Closet case" is a derogatory term used to refer to people who hide their sexuality.^ People who regularly engage in sex often do so without fully comprehending the emotional and psychological consequences which are sure to follow.
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^ First Row of Reference (3rd Floor) HQ76.25 .N67 1997 Encyclopedia of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history in America / Marc Stein, ed.
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^ We have sought primarily to point out the truths recorded in Holy Scripture which show that homosexuality is incompatible with Christianity and that the term "Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement" is a contradiction-in-terms.
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.Making that orientation (semi-) public can be called "coming out" in the case of voluntary disclosure or "outing" in the case of disclosure by others against the subject's wishes.^ He practically destroyed the relationship between Adam and Eve by tempting the woman into making a decision which effectively ruled out her husband as head of the household (Gen.3:6), and then turned them against each other (Gen.3:12-13).
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^ Then the master told his servant, 'Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full.'"
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.Among some communities (called "men on the DL" or "down-low"), same-sex sexual behavior is sometimes viewed as solely for physical pleasure.^ Scope: This lesson considers sex as a commodity for profit and atypical sexual behavior.

^ I am not being dramatic (for me) in once again referring to the detail of the sexual act wherein the lie of same sex relations is exposed in its physical manifestation.

^ Some suggest behavioral strategies to improve sexual technique 25 without clarification of what it really means.
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.Men on the "down-low" may engage in sex acts with other men while continuing sexual and romantic relationships with women.^ Psychologists do not engage in sexual relationships with students or supervisees in training over whom the psychologist has evaluative or direct authority, because such relationships are so likely to impair judgment or be exploitative.
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^ A handshake is normally not a sexual act, and usually does not yield sexual pleasure; but two lovers caressing each other’s fingers is both a sexual act and produces sexual pleasure for them.
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^ Compare and contrast the sexual response and experiences of men and women.

.The definition of homosexuality is a preference to members of one's own sex, though people who engage exclusively in same-sex sexual practices may not identify themselves as bisexual, gay or lesbian.^ Francoeur, Robert T., ed.: International Encyclopedia of Sexuality glbtq: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & queer encyclopedia O'Rourke, Michael, ed.: The Becoming-Deleuzoguattarian of Queer Studies Rhizomes 11-12 (2005-2006) Soble, Alan: Philosophy of Sexuality (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy) Wikipedia Encyclopedia: Queer Sex Sexual Intercourse Sexual Orientation Sexuality : Bisexuality Heterosexuality Homosexuality : Lesbian Human Sexuality : Human Sexual Behavior Younge, Gary: Troubled Island .

^ The third caveat is that sexual dysfunction in depressed and non-depressed people may have more than one cause.
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^ Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, "Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have sex with him."
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.In sex-segregated environments, individuals may seek relationships with others of their own gender (known as situational homosexuality).^ E. Third Sex individuals in other cultures .

^ Sexual Relationship Advantages to Your Partner Initiating Sex in a Relationship Sharing initiative decreases risks, teaches about sexuality and positively overflows into other areas of the relationship partnership.
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^ In situations in which the nature of the relationship is less definitive, the patient may receive satisfaction in knowing the physician's conduct will be reviewed by others.
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.In other cases, some people may experiment or explore their sexuality with same (and/or different) sex sexual activity before defining their sexual identity.^ Sexual Activity vs. Having Sex” .
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^ For the natural use that one sex makes of the other’s sexual organs is enjoyment , for which one gives oneself up to the other.
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^ If they are defined as chemical stimuli, odors, including pheromones, are essential components of reproductive sexual behavior in most, if not all, other species.

.Despite stereotypes and common misconceptions, there are no forms of sexual activity exclusive to same-sex sexual behavior that can not also be found in opposite-sex sexual behavior, save those involving contact of the same sex genitalia such as tribadism and frot.^ Sexual Activity vs. Having Sex” .
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^ Given the sex difference in the timing of gonadarche, there may well be sex differ- ences in the developmental timing of behaviors subserved by the frontal lobe (including planning and judgment), although probably not in the ultimate levels of those behaviors at maturity.
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^ Inheritance of sex-linked recessive genes cannot be masked by corresponding gene on Y (i.e., there is no corresponding gene on the Y) .
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Autoerotic sexuality

Giorgoni's Sleeping Venus
.Autoeroticism, also known as autosexuality, is sexual activity that does not involve another person as a partner.^ Whether a sexual activity is natural or perverted does not depend, on Nagel’s view, on what organs are used or where they are put, but only on the character of the psychology of the sexual encounter.
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^ It is another thing to wonder, nonetheless, about the emotional or psychological connections between the moral quality of sexual activity and its nonmoral quality.
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^ Is it always true that the presence of any kind of pressure put on one person by another amounts to coercion that negates the voluntary nature of consent, so that subsequent sexual activity is morally wrong?
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It can involve masturbation, though several paraphilias require a partner. .Many people use dildos, vibrators, anal beads, sybian machines, and other sex toys while alone.^ For the natural use that one sex makes of the other’s sexual organs is enjoyment , for which one gives oneself up to the other.
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^ Also involved in any sort of sex is the use of others with sex to control, a really huge problem on earth.
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^ Others propose that adding strategies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, vibrators, lubricants, or suggestion of mutual masturbation may be useful.
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.Though many autoerotic practices are relatively physically safe, some can be dangerous.^ Many sexual activities can be physically or psychologically risky, dangerous, or harmful.
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^ Chambers, her treating physician, recommended therapy (even though he was not a practicing psychiatrist) after being unable to ascertain a physical cause for her injuries.
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These include erotic asphyxiation and self-bondage. .The potential for injury or even death that exists while engaging in the partnered versions of these fetishes (choking and bondage, respectively) becomes drastically increased due to the isolation and lack of assistance in the event of a problem.^ Both of these studies used fairly large population samples but had their share of methodologic problems (eg, lack of baseline evaluation of sexual dysfunction).
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^ Now, there is an increased problem on this Earth with women being infertile because they have become "allergic" to their husbands sperm, and kill the sperm as a result.
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^ In this regard, an in-depth and reflective knowledge of the documents of the Church dealing with these problems will be of valuable assistance to parents.
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Coercive and abusive sexuality

.Sexual activity can also encompass sexual abuse — that is, coercive or abusive use of sexuality.^ Whether a sexual activity is natural or perverted does not depend, on Nagel’s view, on what organs are used or where they are put, but only on the character of the psychology of the sexual encounter.
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^ In none of these activities is there any possibility of procreation, and the sexual and other organs are used, or misused, for purposes other than that for which they were designed.
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^ Alright, show a video of all kinds of sexual activities on NS because it falls in the (wide) spectrum of human sexual behaviour and is useful to science.
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.Examples include: rape, lust murder, child sexual abuse, and zoosadism (animal abuse which may be sexual in nature), as well as (in many countries) certain non-consensual paraphilias such as frotteurism, telephone scatophilia (indecent phonecalls), and non-consensual exhibitionism and voyeurism (known as "indecent exposure" and "peeping tom" respectively).^ By addressing non-sexual boundary violations as well as sexual ones (both of which may cause the patient harm), patient exploitation can be at least minimized, if not prevented entirely.
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^ There is nothing in the nature of sexuality as such that necessarily .
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^ It is recommended that respect be given to the right of the child or young person to withdraw from any form of sexual instruction imparted outside the home .
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.The sexual abuse of individuals is widely prohibited by law and considered against the norms of society.^ The prohibition against sexual relationships with patients dates back over one thousand years to the Hippocratic oath.
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^ "Christ gave laws for everyone...I do not prohibit you from marrying, nor am I against your enjoying yourself.
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^ The Church of the Nazarene reaffirms its historical policy that all those who act under the authority of the church are prohibited from sexual misconduct and other forms of abuse of the unempowered.
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History of sexuality

Ancient civilizations

Min: the ancient Egyptian god of fertility
.Many of the ancient civilisations provide evidence of developments in sexuality.^ At pu- berty the development of secondary sexual characteristics reinforces and provides more visible phenotypic manifestations of the sexual dimor- phism.
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In particular:
.
  • Egypt: The couple Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, now buried in a joint Fifth-dynasty (2498-2345 BC) era tomb in Saqqara, Egypt, are the oldest recorded same-sex couple in human history.^ OCR for page 78 78 EXPLORING THE BIOLOGICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUMAN HEALTH Recommendations RECOMMENDATION 2: Study sex differences from womb to tomb.
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    ^ All human individuals whether they have an XX, an XY, or an atypi- cal sex chromosome combination begin development from the same starting point.
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    ^ Filsinger, E.E., & Monte, W.C. (1986) Sex history, menstrual cycle, and psychophysical ratings of alpha androstenone, a possible human sex pheromone.

    The Ancient Egyptians related the cult of phallus with Osiris. When Osiris' body was cut in 13 pieces, Seth scattered them all over Egypt and his wife Isis retrieved all of them except one, his penis, which was swallowed by a fish (see the Legend of Osiris and Isis). .The phallus was a symbol of fertility, and the god Min was often depicted ithyphallic (with a penis).
  • India: Ancient texts from Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism such as the Vedas reveal moral perspectives on sexuality, marriage and fertility prayers.^ Thessalonians 4:3-7 ) Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
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    ^ By the fact that it is a vocation, marriage must involve a carefully considered choice, a mutual commitment before God and the constant seeking of his help in prayer.
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    ^ The conversations between Mrs. Callaway and Dr. Chambers revealed that Mrs. Callaway was having sexual problems in her marriage and had been sexually abused by her father.
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    The epics of ancient India, the Ramayana and Mahabharata, possibly from as early as 1400 BCE, later influenced Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan and South East Asian culture. .They indicate that sex was considered a mutual duty between a married couple, but where sex was considered a private affair.^ Sex is a gift to be enjoyed by married couples.
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    ^ Although they are aware of the physical differences between the two sexes, the growing child generally shows little interest in genital functions.
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    .The most publicly known sexual literature of India are the texts of the sixty-four arts.
  • Mesopotamia: In ancient Mesopotamia, Ishtar was the primary Goddess of life, men and women, nature and fertility, sex, sexual power and birth.^ Men who sexually harass women.

    ^ The real differences between the two sexes should not be ignored or minimized, and in a healthy family environment children will learn that it is natural for a certain difference to exist between the usual family and domestic roles of men and women.
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    ^ She also encourages those men or women who, often with great sacrifice, give children without parents a form of parental love and family life.
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    .Ishtar was also the goddess of war and weapons and any victory was celebrated in her temples with offerings of produce and money as well as through a feast and orgy of sex and fornication with holy temple prostitutes.
  • China: In the I Ching (The Book of Changes, a Chinese classic text dealing with what would be in the West termed metaphysics), sexual intercourse is one of two fundamental models used to explain the world.^ Although we do not usually think of this command in terms of its accomplishment, it is a command for males and females to engage in sexual relations to produce children.
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    ^ By addressing non-sexual boundary violations as well as sexual ones (both of which may cause the patient harm), patient exploitation can be at least minimized, if not prevented entirely.
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    ^ In the Authorised Version arsenokoites is graphically translated as "them that defile themselves with mankind" , i.e., men who defile themselves through having sexual intercourse with other men as they would do with women.
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    .Heaven is described as having sexual intercourse with Earth.^ But “sexual activity” is a technical concept, while “having sex” is an ordinary language concept, which refers primarily to heterosexual intercourse.
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    .The male lovers of early Chinese men of great political power are mentioned in one of the earliest great works of philosophy and literature, the Zhuang Zi.
  • Japan: In perhaps the earliest novel in the world, the Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji), dating back to around the 11th century AD, eroticism is treated as a central part of the aesthetic life of members of the nobility.
  • Greece: In ancient Greece, the phallus, often in the form of a herma, was an object of worship as a symbol of fertility.^ The greater part of chapter one of Paul's epistle to the Romans tracks the corruption of the moral and religious life of humanity -- the starting point for which is idolatry.
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    ^ Christian husbands and wives should view sexuality as a part of their much larger commitment to one another and to Christ from whom the meaning of life is drawn.
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    ^ She also encourages those men or women who, often with great sacrifice, give children without parents a form of parental love and family life.
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    .One ancient Greek male idea of female sexuality was that women envied penises of males.^ Although we do not usually think of this command in terms of its accomplishment, it is a command for males and females to engage in sexual relations to produce children.
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    ^ Second, we discover that male and female coming together as one flesh are blessed by God.
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    ^ The Greek word translated here as "sodomites" is arsenokoites, one who has illicit sexual intercourse, who lies with a man as with a woman.
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    Wives were considered as commodity and instruments for bearing legitimate children. .They had to compete sexually with eromenoi, hetaeras and slaves in their own homes.
  • Rome: Ancient Roman civilization included celebrations associated with human reproductive organs.^ Whether a sexual activity is natural or perverted does not depend, on Nagel’s view, on what organs are used or where they are put, but only on the character of the psychology of the sexual encounter.
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    ^ Boys and girls of this age are not particularly interested in sexual problems, and they prefer to associate with children of their own sex.
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    ^ In none of these activities is there any possibility of procreation, and the sexual and other organs are used, or misused, for purposes other than that for which they were designed.
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    Over time there emerged institutionalization of voluntary sex as well as prostitution. .This resulted in a virtual sexual caste system in Roman civilization – different grades and degrees of sexual relationships.^ Thus, this sex difference in the neonatal LH and T response may tentatively be attributed to the action of maternal pheromones on sexually differentiated olfactory and GnRH neuronal systems.

    ^ The benefits resulting from judicial recognition of physician-patient consensual sexual relationship, are largely intangible.
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    ^ When the Creation-based norms laid down by God for human sexuality are cast aside, the inevitable result is physical and spiritual disease and uncleanness.
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    Apart from the legally wedded spouses, a number of males used to have Delicatue, mistresses of wealthy and prominent men. .The next were the Famosae, mostly the daughters and even wives of the wealthy families who enjoyed sex for its own sake.^ Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, "Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have sex with him."
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    ^ Being aware of the role, emotions and problems of their own sex, mothers have a special bond with their daughters, and fathers with their sons.
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    ^ The truly Christian family will also be able to communicate an understanding of the value of celibacy to unmarried children or those who are incapable of marriage for reasons apart from their own will.
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    .There was another class known as Lupae, willing to have sexual union with anyone for a price.^ There is another reason for taking seriously the idea that sexual activities are exactly those that produce sexual pleasure.
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    Copae were the serving girls in the taverns and inns and who did not mind being hired as bedmates for the night by travelers.

Modern developments

.In contemporary academia, sexuality is studied in the fields of sexology and gender and sexuality studies, among many other fields.^ This is what accounts for the fact that when so many of the heathen nations have fallen into ruin it was inevitably heralded by a descent into homosexuality and other sexual perversions.
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^ I have taught gender studies and queer sexuality and I’d recommend Gayle Rubin’s “Thinking Sex” as an early (and important) scholarly reading in sexuality studies.
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^ Attitudes towards marriage, family relations, sexual freedom, gender equality, and religious expression are among the many issues debated and legislated regularly.
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.Sexology, the study of sexual interests, behavior, and function, covers sexual development and sexual relationships including sexual intercourse.^ Alternative approaches to the study of sexual behavior .

^ By limiting insurer liability to physician "exploitation," consensual physician-patient sexual relationships fall outside the scope of insurable behavior.
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^ During those years, before any physical sexual development is evident, it is normal for the child's interests to turn to other aspects of life.
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It also documents the sexualities of groups such as the disabled, children, and the elderly.[46]
.Alfred Kinsey became interested in the different forms of sexual practices around 1933 when he developed the Kinsey Scale which ranges from 0 to 6, where 0 is exclusively heterosexual and 6 is exclusively homosexual.^ LeVay, S. (1991) A difference in hypothalamic structure between heterosexual and homosexual men.

^ We view all forms of sexual intimacy that occur outside the covenant of heterosexual marriage as sinful distortions of the holiness and beauty God intended for it.
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^ A neonatal sex difference in gonadotropin and steroid hormone secretion may be important in the development of human sexuality for the reason that follows.

.His Kinsey Reports starting with the publication of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male in 1948 and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female in 1953 contributed to the sexual revolution of the 1960s.^ Human pheromones: Mammalian olfactory, genetic, neuronal, hormonal and behavioral reciprocity, and human sexuality.

^ They apply and make public their knowledge of psychology in order to contribute to human welfare.
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^ There also is a wide body of anecdotal evidence supporting crossspecies comparisons with innate differences in human sexual behaviors and with conditioned pheromonallyinduced differences in human sexual behaviors.

Foucault

.The French philosopher Michel Foucault wrote in The History of Sexuality (1976-1984) that the concept of "sexual" activities and sensations is historically (as well as regionally and culturally) determined.^ Psychoanalysis : Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939) Foucauldian Theory : Michel Foucault (1926 - 1984) Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (1950 - 2009) Michael Warner (1958 - ) Philosophers / Theorists of Lesbianism: .

^ She was merely relying on the ordinary language definition or criterion of “having sex,” which is not identical to the philosopher’s concept of “sexual activity,” does not always include oral sex, and usually requires genital intercourse.
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^ Conceptual philosophy of sexuality is concerned to analyze and to clarify concepts that are central in this area of philosophy: sexual activity, sexual desire, sexual sensation, sexual perversion, and others.
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.It is therefore part of a changing "discourse".[1][4][47][48][49] The sexual meanings (meanings of the erotic dimension of human sexual experience) are social and cultural constructs.^ Human sexuality is thus a good, part of that created gift which God saw as being "very good", when he created the human person in his image and likeness, and "male and female he created them" ( Genesis 1:27).
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^ Sexual conduct: The social origins of human sexuality .

^ During puberty, the psychological and emotional development of boys can make them vulnerable to erotic fantasies and they may be tempted to try sexual experiences.
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They are made subjective only after cultural and social mediation.[50] .As the main force conditioning human relationships, sex is essentially political.^ When we diligently search the Scriptures, what we discover is that homosexuality is not a medical condition, or a psychological problem, or a social development, or a political act of defiance, or a fundamental human right.
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^ The relationship between a man and a woman is essentially a relationship of love: "Sexuality, oriented, elevated and integrated by love acquires truly human quality".
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^ Published in: Human Sex Trafficking crime human trafficking prostitution sex crimes slavery victims on at 10:21 am Leave a Comment Tags: exploited , forced , Human Sex Trafficking , slavery , violence .

.In any social context, the construction of a "sexual universe" is fundamentally linked to the structures of power.^ In the light of the mystery of Christ and the Church, parents can illustrate the positive values of human sexuality in the context of the person's original vocation to love and the universal call to holiness.
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[4][50][51][52] .The construction of sexual meanings is an instrument by which social institutions (religion, marketing, the educational system, psychiatry, etc.^ Among the many difficulties parents encounter today, despite different social contexts, one certainly stands out: giving children an adequate preparation for adult life, particularly with regard to education in the true meaning of sexuality.
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) control and shape human relationships.[47][48]
.According to Foucault, sexuality began to be regarded as a conceptual part of human nature in the 19th century.^ Human sexuality is a sacred mystery and must be presented according to the doctrinal and moral teaching of the Church, always bearing in mind the effects of original sin.
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^ Human sexuality is thus a good, part of that created gift which God saw as being "very good", when he created the human person in his image and likeness, and "male and female he created them" ( Genesis 1:27).
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^ Femininity and masculinity are complementary gifts, through which human sexuality is an integrating part of the concrete capacity for love which God has inscribed in man and woman.
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Sexuality began to be used as a means to define normality and its boundaries, and to conceive everything outside those boundaries in the realm of psychopathology. .In the 20th century, with the theories of Sigmund Freud and of sexology, the "not-normal" was seen more as a "discontent of civilization"[47][53] In a well known passage of his work, Foucault noted that the development of the notion of sexuality organized sex as a "fictitious unity" of "disparate parts, functions, behaviours, and feelings with no natural or necessary relation among them"; therefore the conception of what is "natural" is a social construct.^ For the natural use that one sex makes of the other’s sexual organs is enjoyment , for which one gives oneself up to the other.
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^ Note that evaluating a particular sexual act or a specific type of sexual activity as being natural or unnatural can very well be distinct from evaluating the act or type either as being morally good or bad or as being nonmorally good or bad.
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^ Bieber, I. (1959) Olfaction in sexual development and adult sexual organization.

[54][55] To escape such cultural "sexuality", Foucault suggested focusing on "bodies and pleasures".[54][56]

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